There will be no new episode of Law & Order SVU this week, which is being preempted for inauguration programming. We will have a new episode of Law & Order, titled “Pledge.” NBC has also released information for a February Law & Order episode, titled “Illegitimate.” Along with the January 28 episode of ‘Lucky Stiff”, here’s what the schedule for Law & Order for the next few weeks looks like:
Law & Order “Pledge” Air Date January 21, 2009
AN INCIDENT AT A SORORITY PARTY 30 YEARS AGO LEADS TO A DOUBLE MURDER
Harold and Joyce Foley (guest stars Stephen Kunken and Erin Dilly), both well-known biologists at a local university, come home to find their young son Eric (guest star Timothee Chalamet) and the housekeeper brutally murdered. Detectives Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard (Anthony Anderson) believe that the Foley's work on a controversial pharmaceutical study made them targets for the killer. Ned Lasky (guest star Matt Malloy), a reporter for Science Today who may have some serious emotional issues, has also been harassing the Foley's. Lupo and Bernard take Joyce on a trip down memory lane to a sorority party 30 years ago to find some answers. With very little evidence to work with, A.D.A's Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza) work diligently to track down a key witness who was there.
Also stars S. Epatha Merkerson and Sam Waterston.
My recap and review of “ Pledge “ can be found here.
Law & Order “Lucky Stiff” Air Date January 28, 2009
THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER OF TRUCK COMPANY OWNER LEADS TO A TWISTED TALE OF LOVE, FRAUD AND THE RUSSIAN MOB
Vic Russell, a trucking company owner, is found murdered after a business meeting with a partner, Stan Klein (Guest Star Adam Grupper). Detectives Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard (Anthony Anderson) discover that Klein may have been involved in an illegal scheme to defraud Russell and others. As the investigation continues, the detectives also uncover a trail that leads them to believe that Russell had ties to the Russian mob and Alex Arshavin (Guest Star Michael Aranov), a loan shark. The key to the murder is an expensive watch stolen from Russell's dead body. As A.D.A's Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza) bring the case to trial, they discover that their star witness, Klein's son Chad (Guest Star Robert Iler) may be involved in a secret love affair and have his own motive for murder. Also starring S. Epatha Merkerson and Sam Waterston
My recap and review of “ Lucky Stiff “ can be found here.
Law & Order “Illegitimate” Air Date February 4, 2009
THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF A TROUBLED NYPD OFFICER LEADS TO A TRAIL OF MURDER OVER STOLEN MEMORABILIA
An NYPD officer troubled over mounting financial difficulties is killed by fellow police officers after taking hostages at gunpoint. As detectives Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard (Anthony Anderson) look into the incident, they discover valuable stolen documents hidden in the officer's apartment, along with a dead body. The search leads the detectives to John "Jay" McIntyre (Guest Star Christopher McDonald) who is trying to establish that he is the illegitimate son of a famous President and is searching for the proof. With a robbery and two murders to solve, the detectives aren't sure if they are searching for a single killer or multiple killers as they try to unravel the facts of the cases. Also stars S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterson, Linus Roache and Alana de la Garza.
My recap and review of “ Illegitimate “ can be found here.
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